Monthly Archives: April 2015

Phoenix Contact expects revenues of eight percent for 2015, a sign of excellent growth

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Chief Executive Officer Frank Stührenberg expressed his “delight at the results for 2014” during a press conference on Phoenix Contact’s economic growth for the past year. The corporate group’s revenues grew by 8.5 percent to €1.775 billion. “We have tripled our revenues within 15 years,” says Stührenberg, highlighting the successful results. The industrial electronics manufacturer invested €125 million in the expansion of the corporate group. An 11,000-m² innovation and production center was opened in the U.S., where 250 employees work in research and development, marketing, and production. The global workforce increased by approximately 1,100 new employees.

Phoenix Contact is expecting revenue growth of eight percent for the current year. Stührenberg is optimistic in his outlook. “We are seeing a growth in the markets where Phoenix Contact already has a strong presence and our products have already been in use for a long time.” These include the market segments of infrastructure, energy distribution, and renewable energy. The company wants to invest approximately €150 million in national and international expansion activities. A new building in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, will provide an office and lab space of 18,000 m² for the corporate group’s ability to provide expert solutions. Completion is slated for the end of 2016. Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH will establish a subsidiary in China, the world’s largest electromobility market, in the third quarter of 2015. An investment of €20 million will increase production volumes at the site in Nowy Tomy?l, Poland. On 1 September, 100 trainees will embark on a new career, and almost half of them will start in July already as part of their dual education study program.

Touted as the economic barometer of consumer confidence, the Hanover Trade Show begins on 13 April. India is the partner country this year. The electronics specialist will present its innovations and forward-looking technologies at the 2,300-m² exhibition space. One of the main topics will be Industry 4.0, a guiding principle that demonstrates how digitalization is changing not only society but industrial processes, as well. Visitors can experience the continuous data flow live in Hall 8. Here the companies Eplan, Rittal, and Phoenix Contact will be demonstrating a continuous, automated process, from the digitization of an item to its engineering and production. “The Hanover Trade Show has traditionally been a key international trade show for us,” explains Stührenberg. “This year, we will be exhibiting more than 100 innovations and are expecting delegations from more than 50 countries with over 1,000 visitors.”

New Phoenix Contact catalogue app can be downloaded in App Store

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Our new version of our Phoenix Contact catalogue app can be downloaded in App Store. Initially, the new version is offered in English and German for iOS devices. A version for Android devices and additional languages are being prepared for the course of 2015.

Find information quickly with the new catalog app

With the new catalog app, you can access our complete product range by navigating through the familiar Phoenix Contact product structure. Intuitive navigation and different check lists will make it a lot easier for you to place your order. Always find the right contact person, and the information fitting your needs.

New functions:

Our product portfolio at a glance:

You can easily navigate through our product range with the new catalog app. Exportable checklists make it easier for you to place your order.

Your advantages

• Navigating, browsing, searching: there are many ways to find the product you need

• Find information quickly in the familiar Phoenix Contact product structure

• Knowing what‘s new: we‘ll keep you informed about new products

• Fast, easy, and modern: accessing information via QR codes

• Up to date: receive the latest information from the Phoenix Contact world

• Exportable check lists: save time when placing your order

Download it now!

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Connect motors quickly and easily

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For easy motor connection, space-saving four-level terminal blocks are now available from Phoenix Contact with push-in connection technology for nominal cross sections up to 4 mm², 32A, and 600 V UL. Easy potential distribution via a function shaft on every level reduces wiring costs. A large-surface marking option clearly identifies every motor connection. Each terminal point can be marked and is equipped with an easily accessible test opening.

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Thanks to 50 percent less insertion force, it is possible to insert solid and stranded conductors with ferrules and cross sections from 0.25 to 6 mm² without tools. The built-in actuation lever allows fully insulated releasing with any tool. The orange-colored button indicates the actuating element and prevents the terminal from being activated accidentally. Connection of stranded conductors from 0.2 mm² without ferrules is possible.

The motor terminals were developed within the CLIPLINE complete terminal block range for use of cross-system accessories. In addition to the same bridge system, the entire accessory range for marking and testing is identical to the push-in, screw, spring-cage, and IDC fast connection technology.

New EH Housing from Phoenix Contact

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Introducing the latest addition to housing family, EH housing – the universal housing system with modular concept which is tailored for your electronic application needs.

EH housing offers you simple design-in, thanks to its variable housing form factor – high and flat design!

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Let us look into details of this marvelous housing family. For a functional device concept, PCBs can be installed in all three space direction. Free choices of PCB connection technologies are available from Phoenix Contact. We have them all incorporated seamlessly into our latest EH housing. From conventional terminal blocks, plug and headers, to RJ 45, or even USB ports, to cover your wide range of today’s electronic application!

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Do you want to house your PCB?

Do you want to save more to maximize your profit for your product?

Do you want your PCB to be covered within Phoenix Contact superb quality and reliable housing?

Talk to us now! We are always available for you!


Happy Easter Day!

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Do you know…

Easter is understood to include Good Friday and Easter Sunday, which are three days apart. However Easter truly refers to Easter Sunday – the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is remembered and celebrated.

Easter is the most ancient of Christian festivals, it is older than Christmas, and is considered the most important date in the Christian calendar.

Happy Easter Day! Cheers

Pluggable terminals for fast starts

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Phoenix Contact’s Combi product range now includes PT 2.5-HEXA multi-conductor terminals with up to six contact points. For example, these can be configured as three push-in contacts for internal wiring and three PIN contacts for pluggable external wiring. This flexible concept facilitates fast starting up of modular system sections, as well as fast replacement of system components during servicing.

The high count of contact points makes the terminals particularly suitable as compact, pluggable marshalling distributors. Large, identically contoured labeling surfaces with end mounting facilitate easy-to-read matrix labeling. The components are very safe, thanks to the touch-proof design of both the terminal and the plug connectors. A double pluggable bridge shaft additionally facilitates simple voltage distribution and marshaling.

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Thanks to the universal Combi plug zone, a range of different types of plug connectors can be used. Individual coding increases the wiring safety and reliability as it helps to avoid erroneous plugging. An extensive range of optional snap-on accessories, such as connector catch mechanisms, strain relief elements, and shield connections ensure the wiring process is fully versatile.